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Honda HRX217VKA (21") 186cc Select Drive™ Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

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Model: HRX217VKA
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4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
303 Reviews
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Grade
Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Style
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
21

Cutting Inches
Engine
Premium Honda GCV190 186cc 4-Cycle Engine
Longer engine life, powerful and easy to start

Innovative Select Drive™ Variable Speed Drive System
Use the speed adjust dial to set desired speed range
Let's you control your speed while you mow
Select Drive™ handle forms a comfortable, one-piece handlebar

21-Inch Worry-Free Nexite® Cutting Deck w/ Lifetime Warranty
High impact resistant material does not dent, rust, or corrode

Patented 4-In-1 Versamow System™ w/ Clip Director® Control
Mulch, bag, rear discharge or shred w/ no parts to lose
Maximizes the flow of grass clippings & minimizes clogging

MicroCut™ Twin Blade System
Four cutting surfaces to cut grass into tiny pieces
Mow up to 50% farther between "empties" when using rear bagger

High Capacity 2.5 Bushel Rear Grass Bag
Simple on/off design makes it easier than ever to empty

9-Inch Ball-Bearing Supported Wheels
7 position cutting height adjustment (3/4" to 4")

Quick Release 3-Position Handle
Easy height adjustment and folds up for compact storage


Engine
Engine Brand
Honda GCV
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
186 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.29 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Torque
8.3 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
90 Days
Deck
Cutting Options
4-in-1 (Rear/Bag/Mulch/Shred)
Deck Material
NeXite
Blades
2 Blades
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Width
21 Inches
Cutting Height
0.75-4.0 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
3.6 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Included
Mulcher Kit
Included
Wheels
Front Tire Size
9 Inch
Rear Tire Size
9 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
89 Pounds
Product Length
64.5 Inches
Product Width
23.0 Inches
Product Height
40.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
UPC
786102003131
Model
HRX217VKA
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  3 Questions
Q: Who fixes the mower while on warranty?
by Chantel from Nebraska on April 26, 2016

A: Chantel - the Honda warranty is a nationwide warranty, so you can take the mower to any Honda authorized service center in your area should warranty repairs ever be required. We have a link at the bottom of our web site for "service centers" if you want to find the closest Honda authorized service center in your area.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Does it have a discharge chute rear or side capability is this a optional equipment
by Marty from Indiana on April 30, 2015

A: Marty - on the Honda HRX series mowers, if you remove the bagger from the rear of the mower, the discharge guard will swing down and and allow for grass clippings to be discharged out of the rear of the mower deck.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Good morning,

I see that the Honda HRX217HZA has a non-metal mowing deck (with a lifetime warranty). What material is it made out of and on an uneven surface will the deck flex? Thanks

by Floyd Sandlin from Washington on August 11, 2012

A: Floyd - the mower deck on the Honda HRX217HZA is made from "NEXITE", which is a polymer material that is very similar to what is used to make football helmets and car bumpers. The mower will not flex when mowing uneven surfaces.
by Jose, Product Expert
Honda HRX217VKA Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (101)
High Quality (88)
Easy To Start (81)
Reliable (58)
I'd Buy It Again (43)
Cons
Expensive (59)
None (36)
Heavy (21)
Low Quality (7)
Difficult To Use (7)
90% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
303 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Matt H.
Mount Pleasant, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
33 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quiet Mower, Groomed Lawn
Purchased this mower in April 2015, used about 10 times now. Mower is a pleasure to use-- takes the work out of mowing. It's operable one-handed, most difficult thing with mowing is deciding what beverage to hold while doing it. Twin blade system does a great job of leaving a smooth lawn and very small clippings. I would definitely buy again.
Matt Recommends This Honda Mower
Matt's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to find what I was looking for on their website. great price, fast shipping... what else could I want?!"
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Charles B
Fayetteville, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/26/15
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
28
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
I Expected More
I purchased this mower a little less than two years ago due to its rating by Mowers Direct, numerous positive reviews and its expected quality being a Honda product. I always use top quality fuel with fuel stabilizer but when I went to crank it up this season the mower would not keep a stable idle and would not fully throttle up. I checked the air filter, spark plug and the gas was clean. I contacted Jose who confirmed that the mower had a 5 year warranty. I brought the mower to a local... more
Pros: Quiet, Features
Cons: Expensive, Low Quality, Unreliable
Charles Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Stephen W.
Chateaugay, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/14/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Mower
Nice mower with plenty of power and excellent cut quality. Starts with one pull every time.

Desperately needs a washout port. The manual tells you not to get gasoline on the deck or it may not honor the warranty. Who is capable of putting gas in a mower every time without overflowing some, particularly with all of those convenient safety features on gas cans these days.

Also the manual says to tip the mower on its side to wash the deck out which turns out to be a 2 person operation... more
Pros: Easy To Start, Reliable, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, No deck wash port
Stephen Recommends This Honda Mower
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Greg S.
Bloomington, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/27/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
09
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Honda: The Name Says It All
I wasn't ever planning on having a push mower ever again in my lifetime, but here it is. We recently built a new home in a subdivision and my John Deere 325 became a unnecessary luxury item to be sold. Our lot has some serious grade issues and a self propelled mower would have to suffice. The cut is clean and the mulching feature is great. Easy to handle and plenty of power to assist on the steep incline, yet light enough to manage while mowing downhill. My plan was to spend $400, but after... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Start, Exceeded Expectations, Features
Cons: None
Greg Recommends This Honda Mower
Greg's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Nice, clean website. Plenty of different options for purchase available upon my needs and price range. Payment was done through PayPal and shipping was fast and on time. Nice follow up emails concerning maintenance and other lawn care needs. Glad I stumbled upon this site."
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James G.
Slidell, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/5/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mower Happy
Is it possible to fall in love with a mower?
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Start, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Cons: None
James Recommends This Honda Mower
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Nadejda K.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/26/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product!
It is an amazing mower! Love it!
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Cons: Expensive
Nadejda Recommends This Honda Mower
Nadejda's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I had a great experience with Mowers Direct."
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Joe H.
Olney, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/6/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2017
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Outstanding Mower, Light Weight & Works Great
The mower is lighter than my previous one. Plus it starts easily and runs very well. I am pleased with the purchase and would recommend it to anybody who is considering a new mower.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, I'd Buy It Again
Joe Recommends This Honda Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Joe,
Usually a 1-star review means there's an issue that needs to be resolved- I'm so glad you are pleased with your purchase!
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Joe's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The website was very user-friendly and easy to use. The mower shipped almost immediately and I had it in time for the weekend. Highly recommend the site."
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Craig P.
Commerce Twp, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/28/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
09
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Some Concerns
Surprised that it doesn't cut on the edge of the overlap as well as my older Toro. Leaves small uncut sections even with a 1/4 to 1/2 of the deck overlap
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Start, Quiet
Cons: cut quaility
Craig Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Logan P.
Bentonville, AR
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Amazing Mower
I am 15 years old. I have my own small lawn care business. I have 12 lawns, and the mower is doing great. Today I mowed a wet and long lawn. It did amazing! It plowed right through with no problem. The dual blades works really well. I would highly recommend!
Logan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Richard B.
Decatur, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/13/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Good, With One Exception
When I opened the box, I was impressed by the quality of materials and construction. Everything appeared to be made to close tolerances.

I put in oil and gas, and it started on the first pull. That was impressive. Adjusting the wheel height was easy.

The assembly of the bag and frame should have been straightforward, but the gap between the top of the mower deck and the top of the bag made it seem like something was wrong. I looked at HRX217's online and saw that the gap was normal.

I don't... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Quiet, Fast
Cons: Spews dirt and clippings
Richard Recommends This Honda Mower
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Arthur G.
Madera, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/20/17
REVIEWED
APR.
14
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
An Exceptional Mower To Use
For decades, I've used another brand of mower so this is the first Honda mower that I've ever used. It's a sweet ride for three main reasons. First, the paddle to control mower speed is convenient and easy to use even in the middle of mowing. Second, the mower does a great job of creating a suction under the blade which means the mulching is exceptionally done. And lastly, the mower is quieter than I expected, making my mowing experience more enjoyable!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Awkward oil fill location
Arthur Recommends This Honda Mower
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